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Steve Hanson

Steve Hanson

Steve is a web designer and has recently retired from running the hosting and development company Cruiskeen Consulting LLC. In his spare time, he makes beer and wine and has a life-long interest in music of all types. Cruiskeen Consulting LLC is the parent company of Wis.Community, and publication of this site continues after his retirement.

Steve is a member of LION Publishers and the Online News Association, is active in Health Dunn Right, is co-vice-president of the League of Women Voters of the greater Chippewa Valley. In the past he has been a long-term board member at Menomonie Market Food Co-op.

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Today, September 29

  • 4:54pm

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    Menomonie School District to reconsider two books
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    Menomonie School District committee votes to keep two books in general use in the schools.
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     *Carol Rapella - a retired English teacher from Menomonie HIgh School. Both of these books have received strong recommendations for elementary school students in professional journals.  She said it is important for students to see themselves represented and respected in school materials.*
     
     *Carol Rapella - a retired English teacher from Menomonie HIgh School. Both of these books have received strong recommendations for elementary school students in professional journals.  She said it is important for students to see themselves represented and respected in school materials.*
     
    *Dan Paulson - "THis material does not include information that is not acceptable by normal community standards". *
     
    *Dan Paulson - "THis material does not include information that is not acceptable by normal community standards". *
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     *A motion and a second were made to retain the books as is for general use. A roll call vote was taken - The vote was unanimous to retain the books for general use. *
     
    The meeting will be live streamed on this page, on Facebook, and on YouTube.
     
    The meeting will be live streamed on this page, on Facebook, and on YouTube.
     
    /NOTICE OF A MEETING OF THE SDMA RECONSIDERATION COMMITTEE/
     
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  • 4:01pm

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    /Twenty people have emailed in comments ahead of the meeting and many are registering to speak as they come in. The committee will make a determination as to whether public members will be allowed to speak. More chairs have needed to be set up to accommodate the crowd./
     
    /Twenty people have emailed in comments ahead of the meeting and many are registering to speak as they come in. The committee will make a determination as to whether public members will be allowed to speak. More chairs have needed to be set up to accommodate the crowd./
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    /Superintendent Joe Zydowski has called the meeting to order./
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    The meeting will be live streamed on this page, on Facebook, and on YouTube.
     
    The meeting will be live streamed on this page, on Facebook, and on YouTube.
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  • 3:59pm

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    On September 29 at 4 PM the Menomonie School District will hold a Reconsideration Committee Meeting. This committee has not met for a very long time but will reconsider two books that are in the school libraries of the district. Distrrict resident Josie Pillman has filed a complaint about two books /It Feels Good to Be Yourself / and /Love Makes a Family/. The agenda and policy for purchasing and reconsidering educational materials in the district are attached below. This is a public meeting and will be held in the Administrative Services Building, 215 Pine Ave. in Menomonie. 
     
    On September 29 at 4 PM the Menomonie School District will hold a Reconsideration Committee Meeting. This committee has not met for a very long time but will reconsider two books that are in the school libraries of the district. Distrrict resident Josie Pillman has filed a complaint about two books /It Feels Good to Be Yourself / and /Love Makes a Family/. The agenda and policy for purchasing and reconsidering educational materials in the district are attached below. This is a public meeting and will be held in the Administrative Services Building, 215 Pine Ave. in Menomonie. 
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    /Twenty people have emailed in comments ahead of the meeting and many are registering to speak as they come in. The committee will make a determination as to whether public members will be allowed to speak. More chairs have needed to be set up to accommodate the crowd./
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    The meeting will be live streamed on this page, on Facebook, and on YouTube.
     
    The meeting will be live streamed on this page, on Facebook, and on YouTube.
     
    /NOTICE OF A MEETING OF THE SDMA RECONSIDERATION COMMITTEE/
     
    /NOTICE OF A MEETING OF THE SDMA RECONSIDERATION COMMITTEE/
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  • 12:55pm

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  • 12:55pm

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    PRESS RELEASE​DATE OF RELEASE:​September 29, 2022​​INCIDENT #:​D22-01623​SUBJECT:​Fatal farm AccidentAUTHORIZED BY:​Sheriff Kevin BygdFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--------------------------------------------On September 28, 2022, at approximately 8:10 PM , the Dunn County Communication Center received a call of a 4 year old child that was struck by a skid steer in the Town of Peru, Dunn County.The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office along with Dunn County First Responders, The Pepin County Sheriff’s Office, Durand Fire and Durand ambulance all responded to the scene. Life Link helicopter also responded. The responding units provided medical care at the scene but the 4 year old succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene. He was pronounced deceased by the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s Office.Preliminary investigation shows that the skid steer was being operated by an adult family member when the child was struck and ran over by the machine.This incident remains under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s office.Sheriff Kevin Bygd
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    PRESS RELEASE​DATE OF RELEASE:​September 29, 2022​​INCIDENT #:​D22-01623​SUBJECT:​Fatal farm AccidentAUTHORIZED BY:​Sheriff Kevin BygdFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--------------------------------------------On September 28, 2022, at approximately 8:10 PM , the Dunn County Communication Center received a call of a 4 year old child that was struck by a skid steer in the Town of Peru, Dunn County. The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office along with Dunn County First Responders, The Pepin County Sheriff’s Office, Durand Fire and Durand ambulance all responded to the scene. Life Link helicopter also responded. The responding units provided medical care at the scene but the 4 year old succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene. He was pronounced deceased by the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s Office. Preliminary investigation shows that the skid steer was being operated by an adult family member when the child was struck and ran over by the machine. This incident remains under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s office....
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  • 12:54pm

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  • 12:54pm

    DATE OF RELEASE: September 29, 2022
    INCIDENT #: D22-01625
    SUBJECT: Vehicle Pursuit - Burglary Suspects
    AUTHORIZED BY: Sheriff Kevin Bygd
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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    On September 29, 2022 at approximately 1:23 AM, the Menomonie Police Department was dispatched to a burglary alarm at a business in the Red Cedar Plaza, 2321 North Broadway, Menomonie, WI, near I-94 Exit 41. While officers investigated a burglary at that location, sheriffs’ deputies began checking the area for possible suspect vehicle(s). At 2:20 AM, Dunn County Sheriffs’ Deputies received information regarding a business burglary that had occurred in the City of Eau Claire also in the vicinity of I-94. Deputies received a suspect vehicle description from the Eau Claire Communications Center and within minutes located a matching vehicle westbound on I-94 near mile post 55 in the Township of Elk Mound, Dunn County.
     
    At approximately 2:26 AM, deputies attempted to stop the vehicle but a vehicle pursuit began reaching speeds in excess of 100 MPH. Additional deputies successfully deployed tire-deflation devices near mile post 43 on I-94. The vehicle’s speed immediately was reduced and it entered the ditch near exit 41 where three suspects fled on foot from the vehicle.
     
    K9 teams from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and Eau Claire Police Department responded to the stop location. At approximately 3:41, the vehicle operator and one passenger were arrested by officers in a heavily wooded area north of I-94 and west of Highway 25.
     
    The suspects arrested in this case were identified as;
     
    - Miltiano T. Johnson, 42 year-old male from St. Louis, MO
     
    - Anthony Michael Jordan, 32 year-old male from Florissant, MO
     
    The third suspect has not yet been apprehended by law enforcement and is described as a male/black, 5’10-6’0 tall, 190 lbs, last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with a white emblem or lettering on the back.
  • 12:51pm

    PRESS RELEASE
    DATE OF RELEASE:​September 29, 2022​​
    INCIDENT #:​D22-01623​
    SUBJECT:​Fatal farm Accident
    AUTHORIZED BY:​Sheriff Kevin Bygd
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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    On September 28, 2022, at approximately 8:10 PM , the Dunn County Communication Center received a call of a 4 year old child that was struck by a skid steer in the Town of Peru, Dunn County.
     
    The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office along with Dunn County First Responders, The Pepin County Sheriff’s Office, Durand Fire and Durand ambulance all responded to the scene. Life Link helicopter also responded. The responding units provided medical care at the scene but the 4 year old succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene. He was pronounced deceased by the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s Office.
     
    Preliminary investigation shows that the skid steer was being operated by an adult family member when the child was struck and ran over by the machine.
     
    This incident remains under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s office.
     
    Sheriff Kevin Bygd